To achieve the goals set in the area of environment protection, KPO annually develops Environmental Protective Measures Plan (hereinafter as the EPMP).
In accordance with the RoQ Environmental Code regulations, KPO provides the Licensing authority with the EPMP for permit`s validity period to obtain an Environmental Emissions Permit. The Plan’s measures focus on ensuring the environmental safety, improving environmental protection methods and technologies, rational use of natural resources and maintaining compliance with the ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 international standards.
In 2020, KPO performed its operations according to the obtained Environmental Emissions Permits and approved EPMP’s as presented in table below.
In 2020, KOGCF secured four Permits per type of environmental emissions: emissions of contaminants into air, waste disposal, discharges of contaminants with domestic wastewater, as well as discharges of contaminants with process and produced water, which is injected in the KOGCF Subsurface Waste Water Disposal Polygons No.1 and 2. Accordingly, EPMP was developed and approved for each of the Permits obtained.
KPO Environmental Protective Measures Plans and Permits issued for 2020:
Environmental Protective Measures Plans approved for 2020
Valid Permits for 2020
Authority Agency that issued the permit
2020 KPO EPMP for the Karachaganak Field (KOGCF)
Environmental Emissions Permit for 2020 (effective period: 01.01.2020 – 31.12.2020):
Republican State Enterprise ‘Committee for Environmental Regulation and Control’ of the RoQ Ministry of Environmental Protection, Geology and Natural Resources
2016-2020 KPO EPMP for the KPC-Bolshoi Chagan-Atyrau condensate export pipeline (West Qazaqstan Oblast (WQO)
Environmental Emissions Permit
№ KZ68VDD00021755 dated 12.08.2015 (effective period: 01.01.2016 – 31.12.2020)
WQO Akimat, WQO Department of Natural Resources and Nature Use Control
2016-2020 KPO EPMP (Atyrau Oblast)
Environmental Emissions Permit
№ KZ87VDD00021510 dated 07.08.2015 (effective period: 01.01.2016 – 31.12.2020)
Atyrau Oblast Akimat, Atyrau Oblast Department of Natural Resources and Nature Use Control
In 2020, the total actual costs of the environmental measures implemented at the KOGCF amounted to KZT 11.06 bln, i.e. 74% funds spent and 101% of scope of work was completed versus planned.The 2020 target costs for KOGCF amounted to KZT 14.96 bln.Variance between the 2020 target and actual costs results from the incomplete implementation of the planned scope of work on individual measures, as well as deferral of some work to 2021 due to COVID restrictions.
With reference to item 2.3.1 of the Minutes of Meeting of the RoQ Presidential Commission for State of Emergency Management (№ 12 dated 15.04.2020), in August and November 2020, KPO issued letters to the RoQ Ministry of Environmental Protection, Geology and Natural Resources and to the RoQ Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development with respect to extending the implementation of the four measures planned for 2020 by the end of 2021:
- Relocation of Environmental Monitoring Stations № 5 and 15;
- Development of detailed design for the implementation of the automated monitoring system for real time remote data transmission specific to the company facility;
- Studies with respect to application of domestic waste water sludge;
- Energy performance audit.
Results of KPO's Environmental Protection measures implemented in 2020:
LAND RECLAMATION GRI 304-3
WASTE AND WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT